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105 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 21 April 2009 02:44AM

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Comment author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 21 April 2009 05:34:15PM 1 point [-]

Try the Open Thread, not the welcome page.

Also this links to much of the previous discussion of those arts by which even a moderately competent rationalist would flatly rule out all present-day religions.

If a topic is consistently downvoted, it really does seem to me that one ought to take a hint that perhaps the discussion is not locally desired, for whatever reason. I try to take those hints that are represented by my own comments being downvoted or my own posts not being upvoted. Consider doing likewise.

Comment author: AnnaSalamon 21 April 2009 07:25:49PM 2 points [-]

Eliezer, why recommend open thread? The idea was that the falsity of theism is something most of LW (including open thread) would like to move on from, but that we might well want a beginner-friendly area such as the welcome thread, or the "Ideas you're not ready to post" thread, or if not those than some other thread we could create, where less background is okay. Folks who want an exclusive conversation can just stay out of that thread.

Comment author: Annoyance 22 April 2009 04:04:09PM 1 point [-]

This is an example of why I thought it would be useful to have a rationality wiki. People could simply point at the content it contained on specific issues (such as the relationship between theism and rationality) instead of having to reinvent the wheel over and over again.

Comment author: byrnema 24 April 2009 12:52:19PM -1 points [-]

Requesting permission to post top-level in response to The Uniquely Awful Example of Theism. It's not perfect, but I wrote it carefully.

Comment author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 24 April 2009 06:46:34PM -1 points [-]

Byrnema... I really think that you should take the hint.

Comment author: thomblake 24 April 2009 05:27:58PM 1 point [-]

You have enough karma - go for it!